Yoga, yoga, yoga, work, Brooklyn life, yoga, yoga, yoga

Between yoga teacher training, work, our upcoming move to CA and personal life – I’ve forgotten to post. Here’s what my April looked like in pictures. The hubby and I visited the Rubin Museum to view their Bodies in Balance exhibit. It was cool to see ancient Tibetan charkra maps and prayer beads made outContinue reading “Yoga, yoga, yoga, work, Brooklyn life, yoga, yoga, yoga”

Wheel pose by American River Bike Trail, Sacramento (Day 2)

Another beautiful run on the American River Bike Trail. This time my husband joined me and we took an asana break midrun. Wheel pose (Urdhva Dhanurasana) to stretch out my back by the water. This map shows all the parking entrances, key landmarks, horse trails, fishing spots etc. The picture above is by mile markerContinue reading “Wheel pose by American River Bike Trail, Sacramento (Day 2)”

Running tour of Sacramento – American River Bike Trail

Sacramento knows the key to my heart -> 32 miles of trail by the river. The American River Bike Trail (or the Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail)  is one of the longest paved trails in the country.  Even in the “winter” with 45*F and barren trees it was still beautiful. There are also a lot of side dirt pathsContinue reading “Running tour of Sacramento – American River Bike Trail”

Running tour of North Carolina (part 5) – Charlotte

Last stop, Charlotte the Queen City! With less than a week until my marathon I capped Sunday morning’s run to 5 miles on the Mallard Creek Greenway. The connecting Mallard and Clarks Creek Greenways make for a total of 7 miles that take you through a floodplain forest, University Research Park, UNC Charlotte and Kirk FarmContinue reading “Running tour of North Carolina (part 5) – Charlotte”

Running tour of North Carolina (part 4) – Asheville

Asheville, a beautiful and slightly cold arty/hippy city in the mountains. I went for a short and slow run in the trails at North Carolina Arboretum. It was one of those Florence and the Machine soundtrack type of days where each step is more of a meditation than a workout. This hilly city lends itselfContinue reading “Running tour of North Carolina (part 4) – Asheville”

Running tour of North Carolina (part 3) – Raleigh

Raleigh, a runner’s paradise. The Capital Area Greenway system has over 67 miles of trail (paved and unpaved). The longest single stretch, Neuse River Trail is 27.5 miles long – Be still my running heart. They also win the award for the most frequent and clear trail markings; posting the mileage every 1/4 of aContinue reading “Running tour of North Carolina (part 3) – Raleigh”

Running tour of North Carolina (part 2) – Greenville

Stop #2 took us to Greenville, North Carolina. Most of their running trails are less than 2 miles long so if we move there I’d definitely need to incorporate some sidewalk routes. The husband and I visited the lovely River Park North – a 324 acre nature park with pedal boating, picnicking, hiking, fishing, and a natureContinue reading “Running tour of North Carolina (part 2) – Greenville”

Running tour of North Carolina (part 1) – Greensboro

It’s finally here – medical residency interview season! As my husband racks up the frequent flyer miles interviewing for family medicine programs around the US, I’m only joining him for a few of them. This week it’s all about North Carolina – 5 cities in 7 days. I’ve planned out wonderful trail runs for everyContinue reading “Running tour of North Carolina (part 1) – Greensboro”

Running through step-backs

It’s been awhile since I have written a blog entry – summer turned insane for me between work, travel, training for marathon #2 and life in general. It’s been a rough past 12 months but I am discovering my true self in the process and counting my blessings; I’m preparing for a life reset. The thingContinue reading “Running through step-backs”